Uttar Pradesh: IAS officer found dead in Lucknow, says report

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New Delhi | Updated: May 17, 2017 12:44:09 PM

A senior IAS officer was found dead in Lucknow.

A senior IAS officer was found dead in Lucknow. (ANI image)

A senior IAS officer was found dead in Lucknow, according to ANI report. Anurag Tiwari, IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, was found dead near Hazratganj’s Meerabai Guest House in Uttar Pradesh capital. Senior officials have reached the spot and investigation is on. Tiwari, was a 2007-batch officer who was posted in Food Supply department in Karnataka. Tiwari originally hailed from Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich. As per preliminary reports, Tiwari had recently divorced his wife.

Tiwari’s cousin Rahul Pandey told ANI that his tussle with his wife had begun right after their marriage. “We do not have doubts on anybody right now. The rest will be known when other family members also come,” he said. Civil Hospital’s medical superintendent Ashutosh Kumar Dubey said it would be too early to reach any conclusion. “There was an injury mark on his chin. The body has been sent for post-mortem. Only after the reports are out, something can be said,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

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In December last, senior IAS officer Sanjeev Dubey had committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Lucknow, police was quoted as saying by PTI. His body was found by his family members at his 14, Gautampalli residence. The 1987-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre officer was posted as Principal Secretary in the Home Guard department and had held several important posts. Dubey has left behind a suicide note highlighting health problems as a reason behind his extreme step, police sources said, adding he was suffering from several painful health conditions like osteoporosis, PTI report says. According to PTI, he was under depression for past several months due to illness.

Police said the matter came to light when he did not open the door of his residence till late in the day. Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav condoled Dubey’s demise even as senior officials, including DGP Javeed Ahmed and Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar visited his house, the report said.

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